After all the Christmas posts this week, I know you expected me to interview a snowperson (why always a man? Or a woman? Snow gender need not be so definitive!) but instead today I’m chatting with someone who will (I hope) not melt away.
As the European championships progress, Worldview soccer contributor Euan Hague argues that there’s often a disconnect between the mass phenomenon of youth soccer in the U.S. and the wider global game.
Worldview talks with Michael Madero, assistant coach for the University of Chicago's men's soccer team, about the upcoming 2012 European Championships. Then we hear about Argentina's new gender identity law, which allows individuals to legally change their gender without any kind of medical procedure. And, Jerome confronts his new nemesis as Bike to Work Week begins in Chicago.
Poland and Ukraine co-host the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship starting Friday, but there’s growing concern for potential violence and boycotts. The host countries face scrutiny because of political turmoil in Ukraine and racist behavior by soccer fans in both countries.
Football fans got some relief when football's prolonged lockout ended. But for some Chicagoans, life was just fine without the NFL and "Da Bears;" they watch the other football, or what some folks call soccer.Eight Forty-Eight's intern and resident Brit, Mike Wilson, knows his football.